Concept Gallery
Live Auction

Important Tibetan Art & Artifacts Auction III

Wed, Jun 10, 2020 10:00AM EDT
Lot 1

Tibetan Astrological Chart Fortune Teller Scroll

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Fortune Teller's Scroll or Astrological Chart of Manjushri System, Tibet, 19th century, gouache on cotton with fabric sides and wooden handle, 13 x 50.5 inches, in a cherry wood frame 22 x 58.5 inches, typical Tibetan astrologer's chart with Chinese influence that would have been carried by a trained prognosticator, such as local priests or high-ranking lamas, used to calculate horoscopes and predict auspicious times for future events and rituals, sword wielding Manjushri at upper center, with numerous animal themed diagrams, boxes, geometric patterns, "Cosmic Turtle" chart and circular diagram, to the far right is an unusual large block of illustrations. A rare and valuable glimpse into the world of Tibetan fortune telling, a unique piece among this collection as it deals with everyday events rather than larger philosophical ideals.